Syria Disappeared - Nov 26, 201411/26/14
Syrians who have endured years of imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Assad regime are sometimes getting picked up again by opposition groups. The lucky ones are eventually released with traumatic stories to tell but thousands simply...
'Two of a Kind': The Mysterious World of Identical Twins - Nov 26, 2014
Identical twins are siblings whose lives are entwined like no others. What makes them so alike? But also why is it that in matters of health, they might be so different. Filmmaker Leora Eisen takes us on her journey, as an identical twin.
Ferguson turns to U.S. Justice Department after Michael Brown verdict -...
The fires in Ferguson, Missouri continue to burn. And the anger at the local police force may simmer for years. But thanks to a U.S. federal law, there may be something that can be done about it.
Ferguson riots erupt after Officer Wilson cleared for fatal shooting -...
Last night Ferguson, Missouri erupted into a firestorm as the distrust in a predominantly Black community patrolled by an overwhelmingly White police force re-ignited. We look at the sense of injustice along racial lines that spreads far beyond...
Anchor Tracey Spicer ditches makeup to protest 'dolled up' pressure -...
Many women are rebelling the whole idea of resembling painted dolls just to go to work. TV anchor Tracey Spicer is one of those women, she gave up her "extreme grooming" routine hoping other women to feel they can make the same choice if they want to.
India's family planning sterilization camps unsafe, 13 women dead - Nov...
In the central Indian state of Chhatisgarh, a doctor working with 2 assistants performed government sponsored sterilization surgery on more than 80 women, 13 are now dead. We look at the fallout over a population control plan that sets surgery targets.
Canada's broken promise on child poverty, 25 years later - November 24,...
Twenty-five years ago, MPs voted unanimously in the House of Commons to bring an end to child poverty by the year 2000. It hasn't happened yet. We speak with Ed Broadbent behind the motion and from people who know all too well about poverty.
Marley Natural becomes the first ever corporate pot brand - November...
A corporate deal between Privateer Holdings and the estate of Bob Marley will allow its medical marijuana company to use the Marley brand. With Wall St. and Bay St. now deep into the weed ... the grass has never been greener.
First Nations youth offer solutions to under representation of First...
The Supreme Court is considering what the courts should do about ensuring more First Nations are seated in jury boxes. The decision isn't expected until the new year, but young people have lots of ideas in the meantime.
Bill Cosby scandal erupts years after first accusations made public -...
As Bill Cosby's popularity and career unravel following accusations of sexual assault, we look at why the story is only now gaining momentum.
Documentary 'Next Goal Wins' follows the world's worst soccer team -...
A decade after a devastating defeat that branded them the "the worst soccer team in the world," filmmakers Steve Jamison and Mike Brett spent months with the American Samoa team as they faced a daunting task--qualifying for last summer's World Cup.
U.S. financial institutions using robo-witnesses to foreclose homes -...
Years after the financial crisis, many homeowners in the United States believe they've lost their homes to foreclosure based on the accounts of so-called robo-witnesses.
Barbaric Cultural Practices Act will not help women, critics say - Nov...
The act is designed to address so-called cultural issues that can result in violence and abuse against women and girls. But some women's rights groups and legal experts say a law aimed at immigrant families exposes an underlying racist agenda.
Will Band Aid's Christmas single really help fight Ebola? - Nov 20, 2014
Songwriters hope a new version of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" will inspire listeners to fight Ebola. Critics say the fundraising didn't solve the problems thirty years ago with the original song, and is unlikely to this time.
Checking-in on eggless mayo, techno-creep and Ronnie the Bren Gun girl...
Our listeners' thoughts on some of the stories of the week. Plus, Ronnie the Bren Gun Girl's daughter tells us more about her mother, Veronica Foster.
Canada should break NewLink Ebola vaccine contract, critics say - Nov...
In 2010, the Canadian government licensed Iowa company NewLink Genetics to carry out clinical trials and be the sole producer of an ebola vaccine, VSV-EBOV. Now, four years on, critics say that process has been too slow and the delay is costing lives.
Tension in Ferguson builds, highlighting divides among activists - Nov...
As a grand jury weighs whether to indict the Ferguson police officer in the killing of Michael Brown, a new wave of African American activists is asking why the civil rights activism of an earlier generation is leaving them behind.
Orly Shamir becomes first Canadian to receive 'bionic eye' - Nov 19,...
As part of our series By Design we hear why doctors believe this kind of technology may transform the lives of the visually impaired.
Eggless mayo company draws multi-million dollar lawsuit from...
It may look like a simple jar of sandwich spread, but mayonnaise sales are in the billions of dollars. And the owners of the dominant brand have been whipped into a fury over an upstart company selling a vegan mayo without eggs.
Are youth publication bans always in the best interest of the victim? -...
Following a controversial court-imposed publication ban on the name of a teenaged girl who took her life after an alleged sexual assault, we look at the laws surrounding youth publication bans, and whether it's time to rethink whose names stay hidden.
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